Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles P. Pierce

Narrated By: Bronson Pinchot

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2011

Duration: 9 hours 48 minutes


The culture wars are over and the idiots have won. This is a veteran journalist's caustically funny, righteously angry lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States.

The three Great Premises of Idiot America: · Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units; anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough; fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it.

Charles Pierce has led a career-long quest to separate the smart from the pap, and now it's time to try and salvage the Land of the Enlightened, buried somewhere in this new Home of the Uninformed. With his razor-sharp wit and erudite reasoning, Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States and how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate.

With Idiot America, Pierce's thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that, somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated.

"A raucous rant against the armies of the right…Pierce is at his scathing, insightful best."—Boston Globe


  • Anonymous

    The three Great Premises of Idiot America is sound but the author turns a thought provoking argument into his personal bashing of the Bush administration. The author’s arrogance, pomposity and lack of ability to stay on task makes this book a poor read. I give it only 1 star since that is the lowest level.

  • paul

    Another bitch book. BaBa Ba Ba Ba Ba . Really a sleeper. Really sucked.